Monaco Marine to expand La Ciotat facility
Thanks in part to the success of its flagship site at La Ciotat, (more than 100 yachts of over 40m serviced between May 2007 and January 2009), Monaco Marine continues to go from strength to strength.
With a view to further expansion, Monaco Marine has been granted access, by Semidep, to a new area of 25 000 sq m located in the public zone. This area will be dedicated to refit and repair of yachts from 20 to 45m, offering 10 hard standing berths fully infrastructured for water, electricity, sewage evacuation, etc.
Hauling out takes place from the 35m lifting basin (up to 11 metres beam and 6 metres draft), built in a protected location, and equipped with a 300 ton travelift. In addition to this travelift, the site will boast a 300 ton hydraulic trailer equipped with hydraulic pistons, allowing yachts to be moved across any type of surface, thus offering much greater flexibility.
From antifouling to complete refit, any type of work can be completed in this new area.
Monaco Marine has appointed Nicolas Cau, one of the senior project managers from the La Ciotat facility, to oversee this new development. Nicolas will be responsible for the technical and commercial project supervision for all yachts under 300 tons. The La Ciotat shipyard remains under the overall management of its highly experienced Director, Vincent Larroque.
The extension of this new activity by Monaco Marine will be operational mid 2009.
Monaco Marine’s development strategy remains on course: to reinforce and consolidate its network of six strategically-placed shipyards, and to continue to strive to provide the most complete refit and repair service in the Mediterranean, for yachts of between 6 and 100 metres.